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Table 4 Comparative analysis according to the score obtained in the Nijmegen questionnaire

From: Psycho-demographic profile in severe asthma and effect of emotional mood disorders and hyperventilation syndrome on quality of life

  Nijmegen ≥ 23 (n = 29) Nijmegen < 23 (n = 34) p
Age 60.7 (14.4) 59.2 (12.9) 0.562
Body Mass Index, kg/m2 28.3 (6.2) 27.2 (6.2) 0.553
Female sex 26 (49.1) 27 (50.9) 0.319
Civil status    0.037
 Single 2 (18.2) 9 (81.8)  
 Married 19 (52.8) 17 (47.2)  
 Separated/divorced 5 (83.3) 1 (16.7)  
 Widowed 3 (30) 7 (70)  
Children 1.3 (1.8) 1.3 (1.1) 0.500
Level of studies    0.207
 No studies 1 (50) 1 (50)  
 Primary 10 (45.5) 12 (54.5)  
 Secondary 13 (61.9) 8 (38.1)  
 University 5 (27.8) 13 (72.2)  
Employment situation    0.401
 Employed 9 (47.4) 10 (52.6)  
 Unemployed 0 (0) 3 (100)  
 Retired 8 (44.4) 10 (55.6)  
 Leave or incapacity to work 12 (52.2) 11 (47.8)  
Profession    0.285
 Contact with toxic products 15 (57.7) 11 (42.3)  
 Working with the general public 11 (36.7) 19 (63.3)  
 Other 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1)  
Family psychopathological history 15 (57.7) 11 (42.3) 0.120
Personal psychopathological history 20 (48.8) 21 (51.2) 0.550
Social and family support 15 (44.1) 19 (55.9) 0.741
Previous suicidal attempts 1 (3.4) 4 (11.8) 0.363
Mini-AQLQ total 3.2 (1.5) 4.3 (1.0) 0.002
Mini-AQLQ symptoms 3.2 (1.6) 4.2 (1.3) 0.009
Mini-AQLQ limitation of activities 3.3 (1.8) 4.1 (1.2) 0.027
Mini-AQLQ emotional function 3.2 (1.8) 4.6 (1.3) 0.003
Mini-AQLQ environmental stimuli 2.8 (1.5) 4.2 (1.7) 0.001
TAS-20 18.7 (8.7) 12.4 (8.1) 0.002
HADS 61.9 (14.5) 53.1 (21.4) 0.044
ACT 13.6 (5.3) 13.9 (5.9) 0.841
  1. Data are expressed as the mean (standard deviation) or number (percentage)
  2. ACT asthma control test, HADS Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Mini-AQLQ Mini Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire, TAS-20 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale